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NEW Starting Point! 41st Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Fun Walk, 5K and 5 Mile Run, August 24, 2019 – Register Online Now!

The Bonner Springs Tiblow Trot is on August 24 starting at 7 a.m. Register online now. This is one of the oldest races in Kansas, celebrating 41 years! Race details are below. Take note of the new start location for all participants:

Schedule:

  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019 Packet pick-up and pre-registration 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Kelly Murphy Park at 2ndand Elm Street.
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019 Packet pick-up and registration 6:00 – 6:30 a.m. at Kelly Murphy Park at 2ndand Elm Street.
  • LOCATION START CHANGE: The 5 mile/5k/2 mile Race begins promptly at 7:00 a.m. The run begins at the clock tower in front of Alden-Harrington Funeral Home on Oak Street (214 Oak St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012) in downtown Bonner Springs. Rain or shine.
  • Award presentation and raffle begins at 8:15 a.m. at Kelly Murphy Park.

Parking:

Parking spots are available near the starting line. You’ll see the Tiblow Days carnival and are welcome to park anywhere near by. Another option is the lot of the old Bonner Thriftway grocery store on Oak street, across from Dairy Queen.

Race Routes:

5 Miler

5K (3.1 miles)

 

2 Mile Walk

Pick up at Bonner Springs High School available by school bus

Awards/Raffle begins at 8:15 a.m.

  • T-shirt and medal for every participant
  • Plaques given to 1st place finishers of each division
  • Engraved medals given for 2nd and 3rd place of each division
  • Drawing for prizes donated by the Bonner Springs merchants will follow the awards ceremony. All race finishers and walkers are eligible for the drawing

Registration:

Do you know someone who hasn’t signed up yet? Help us break our 400-attendance goal. Encourage them to sign up for the 5 mile/5k or 2 mile walk option. Please note: Walkers and free participants will not receive bibs and will not be timed.

Volunteers:

We are still looking for volunteers. Opportunities are available here.

Sponsors:

We could not do this race without the support of our 2019 sponsors. Thank you to our Gold level sponsors Atmos Energy and Union Bank & Trust; and Bronze level sponsor ReddiServices.

Past sponsors include: Providence Medical Group, Coleman Equipment, Union Bank & Trust, Cox & Neal, LLC, Bodyworks Massage Therapy, Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Pure Movement Integrated Health Center, eHealthCover.com, Atmos Energy, Predator, WTF, SERC Physical Therapy, Mills Trophies, Chelsey Cora Photography, Third Space Coffee and Price Chopper.

Funds Raised:

All funds raised go toward Bonner Springs High School scholarships and the Rotary Polio Plus Program to end polio worldwide.

Tiblow Days Festival:

2019 Tiblow Days Schedule

We encourage you to stick around after the race to enjoy the largest annual community festival in Bonner Springs called Tiblow Days. Enjoy the 9:30 a.m. parade, carnival, craft and food booths, car show, bands and local entertainment. Activities take place at K-32 (Cedar Street) and Second Street, K-32 and Third Street, Oak Street, Second Street and Elm.

Check out our Facebook event page for race results, photos and more updates. Looking forward to seeing you at the starting line!

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39th Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Fun Walk and 5 Mile Run

The 39th Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Fun Walk and 5 Mile Run is August 19th, 2017 at 7 a.m. Download the registration form and mail it in. Meet at Kelly Murphy Park at 2nd and Elm Street in Bonner Springs, KS. All funds raised go toward scholarships and the Rotary’s Polio Plus Program to end Polio worldwide.

Annual Holiday Banquet and Auction benefiting Vaughn-Trent Community Services

The Bonner Springs Rotary Club cordially invites you to attend our Annual Holiday Banquet to benefit Vaughn-Trent Community Services, a food pantry and social services organization, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame’s Event Barn.

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The event will include festive libations, good cheer and a holiday dinner, with a performance of seasonal songs by the Bonner Springs High School Choir and a live and silent auction. Please join us to kick off the holiday season and improve the holidays for those served by Vaughn-Trent. Read more about this event here.

Tickets, $25, area payable at the door. R.S.V.P. to Marva at 913-441-2584 or by email to bonnerrotary@gmail.com

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Thank you for a successful 2015 Tiblow Trot!

Thank you to all of this year’s Tiblow Trot participants and sponsors for another great run! We will add a few photos and some more information here in the next few days, but for now, you can find all our photos on our Facebook page here.

Are You Ready for the 36th Annual Tiblow Trot Race?

tiblow trot 2014-01Are you ready for the 36th annual Tiblow Trot in Bonner Springs? Mark your calendar for August 23. Plus, we have really cool t-shirts AGAIN by our designer friend Joel Kivett.

run_0089_s_jpgSaturday, August 23rd at 7 a.m. is the 36th Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Walk and 5 Mile Run. Register online now. Meet at Kelly Murphy Park at 2nd and Elm Street in Bonner Springs, KS. All funds raised go toward scholarships and the Rotary’s Polio Plus Program to end Polio worldwide.

For more event information, please contact Bruce Coleman at 913.422.3040 or bruce@colemanequip.com.

Interested in volunteering for the Bonner Springs Rotary? We need your help! Contact us today.

Join Us November 1 for “Speakeasy: An Evening of Live Music and Fun!”

 

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Online tickets available here. Or feel free to contact Marva at 913.441.2584 if you would prefer to pay with cash/check. Sponsorship/Silent Auction opportunities available HERE. Contact Nicole Gerken at 913.548.8875 for more information.

Rotary Paper Day, Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Tiblow Trot Race

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Mark your calendar. The Bonner Springs Rotary Club is making an impact on our community!

Join us Friday, April 4th for Greater Kansas City Day (Paper Day). Members are selling Kansas City Star newspapers on the main corners in Bonner Springs in the morning. The funds raised will support the Bonner Springs YMCA youth scholarship fund.

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2013 Scholarship Winners

Monday, April 21st Rotary will award three $1,000 scholarships to Bonner Springs High School students at the Rotary Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Tall Oaks. Scholarship funds are raised through various local fundraisers by the Bonner Springs Rotary Club.

run_0089_s_jpgSaturday, August 23rd at 7 a.m. is the 36th Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Walk and 5 Mile Run. Register online now. Meet at Kelly Murphy Park at 2nd and Elm Street in Bonner Springs, KS. All funds raised go toward scholarships and the Rotary’s Polio Plus Program to end Polio worldwide.

For more event information, please contact Bruce Coleman at 913.422.3040 or bruce@colemanequip.com.

Interested in volunteering for the Bonner Springs Rotary? We need your help! Contact us today.

Annual Vaughn-Trent Holiday Auction and Update

X-Mas Auction 2013 InviteKeep an eye out for a lovely holiday invite to the Bonner Springs Rotary’s Annual Vaughn-Trent Holiday Auction. It’s Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Ag Hall of Fame barn (630 Hall of Fame Drive Bonner Springs, KS 66012). Tickets are $20. RSVP to Marva at 913.441.2584. If you didn’t receive an invitation, no worries! Just contact us and let us know you can attend. We’ll make sure to get you on our contact list for next year’s mailing. Looking forward to another successful event that makes a difference in our community.

Club Member Update:

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Here is Si after a bath and just taking some stickers off his face that hold the nasal cannula in place.

Sol Jacobson: Please continue to send your thoughts and prayers to Sol, Ali and Silas. Si is back in the hospital receiving extra oxygen. Despite everything, Si remains happy.  Much love and support to this family.

3 NEW Members Inducted, Volunteers Needed & HALO Featured Program

The Bonner Springs Rotary officially welcomed in three new club members: Dan Brungardt, Tim McGraw, and Grant Lambert. Congrats to these individuals for their commitment to making a difference in our community. If you are interested in getting involved in the Bonner Springs Rotary, please contact us. “Friends of Rotary” are also welcome to get involved. We have several volunteer opportunities coming up and need your help. This month, we are doing “Christmas in October.” This provides needed home repair assistance to local homeowners who lack the skills or resources necessary to undertake the repairs themselves. Contact us to get involved.

Left to Right: Bill Miller, Dan Bungardt, Dean Buhrle, Tim McGraw, Jim Bishop, Grant Lambert, Roger Miller, Judy Miksch

Left to Right: Bill Miller, Dan Brungardt, Dean Buhrle, Tim McGraw, Jim Bishop, Grant Lambert, Roger Miller, Judy Miksch

Program Highlight

HALO Kansas City Learning Center Director Carly Manijak

HALO Kansas City Learning Center Director Carly Manijak as the featured program speaker

The HALO Foundation Kansas City Learning Center Director Carly Manijak shared the amazing local impact that HALO is making in Kansas City. HALO is headquartered in the West Bottoms in the Kansas City Livestock Building. Its mission is empowering youth in the greatest need to become contributing members of their communities. Internationally, HALO supports 11 orphanages and programs in Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, India, and Nicaragua. This includes providing food, water, shelter, clothing, education, art therapy, caretakers, and vocational training or college for youth in the greatest need. Locally, HALO partners with area homeless shelters, residential care facilities, and transitional living programs to provide art therapy and life skills-based programming to youth in the greatest need. Learn more at www.haloworldwide.org. Make sure to check out the recent coverage in The Kansas City Star: HALO Center harnesses the creative power of kids.